Sorority to honor 9 citizens

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

Nine citizens from various cities in the state of Virginia will be recognized at the Omega Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Tenth Annual Porter-Ward-Vann Memorial Scholarship Banquet on Sunday, Oct. 12 in Temple Beth-El, which is located at 39727 Bridge Rd.

The purpose is to honor several Hampton Roads citizens who have made a difference in the quality of life within their communities through their personal contributions.

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&uot;We refer to such persons as &uot;Family Foundations,&uot; said Opah West, group spokesperson.

Those people who will receive the &uot;2003 Family Foundations Awards&uot; are Lula Copeland, Rosa Hicks, Karen Jenkins, Maddie Vann, and Joan Watford, all from Suffolk; Betty Overby from Chesapeake; Ann Sharpe from Portsmouth; Ernestine Davis from Norfolk; and Eileen Thorne from Richmond.

&uot;In addition to recognizing these positive role models the banquet is also sponsored to raise money for

scholarships for students who are enrolled in schools of professional nursing,&uot; said West.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 each. The deadline for purchasing them is on Saturday, Oct. 6.

For more information or tickets, please contact Orpah West at (757) 539-9476, Dr. Bennie Marshall at (757) 543-3857; Janice White at (757) 539-4371, or any member of the sorority.